Wilde Gardens are a local, family run gardening business. They carry out regular maintenance on over 60 proprerties and are looking to recruit an apprentice to support in the delivery of their well-established services.
Very good timekeeping, commitment to the job role and ambition to learn
Previous experience working within a garden beneficial but not essential
Physically fit to carry, relocate and use tools and equipment as continuously on the move throughout working shift
Basic ICT skills e.g. sending gardening pictures via WhatsApp group, inputting work hours on Google Docs
Driving license essential
Friendly and confident talking to the general public, willingness to ask questions and have “can-do” attitude, actively sourcing tasks on completion of jobs being undertaken
Positive outlook and demeanour.
Can work as part of a team - sharing the workload, supporting each other
GCSE grade 9-2 (A – E) in English and Maths or equivalent.
You will be required to attend one of our campuses if you do not have grades 9-4 in English and Maths, to improve your current grade by doing Functional Skills (if 3/2 or D/E)
The possiblility of full time employment on the sucessfull comnpletion of the apprenticeship.
Hours may vary i.e shorter days in the winter, periods of closure due to extreme weather, longer days in the summer.
You will be working outdoors on a daily basis, in all weathers. Wilde Gardens uniform (waterproof jackets, waterproof trousers, sweatshirts, polo shirts, woolly hats and PPE will be provided but employees must provide their own work trousers and safety boots). You will be using tools and equipment as well as transporting materials when loading and unloading vehicles. You will need to bring packed lunch, snacks, hot/cold drinks etc. as often there isn’t opportunity or the facilities to buy during the day
You will be required to work to the terms and conditions of your contract. You would be required to read, sign and adhere to Wilde Gardens’ Policies.
You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers, hot and cold, carrying out physical tasks using the relevant tools and equipment
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